Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Emigrate to UK from Argentina

My Argentinian friend would like to know what to do to live permanently in the UK. According to gov.uk the coalition government handed over visa responsibility to VFS Global. So is it a case of ...
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Eligibility to work whilst waiting for decision

As discussed in a previous question: When will my spouse be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain? We can make the application for indefinite leave to remain in December 2018. My wife's current ...
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Surinder Singh route at the airport

I am a UK national and my spouse is from Argentina. We have been living in Europe for over 3 years and we are relocating back to the UK. I've been told by an immigration lawyer that as long as you ...
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Request passport back while EEA residence card application is pending in UK

I’m a EU resident who applied for UK resident as a EU citizen family member, I’ve done my biometrics and need to travel urgently, will my application be cancelled if I request for my passport?
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Residence in the UK under new EEA regulations

I'm a European who holds EU and UK passports, permanently living in the UK. I registered my marriage with a non-EU citizen in the UK a year ago. She lives in the UK as the spouse of a British citizen, ...
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Entering UK with Article 10 Residency Card

I am curious as to whether or not my partner's Article 10 Residency card (issued in the Czech Republic where we both live) will be sufficient for him to visit the UK with me without requiring a visa. ...
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UK Tier 2 visa validity after I quit my job

I was a UK Tier 2 visa holder from China. I resigned from my position in the UK and got a job in Germany. If I travel outside of the UK, could I still use my Tier 2 visa to enter the country within 60 ...
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Accommodation requirements for a UK spouse visa

I have a question regarding the accommodation requirement of a UK spouse visa. My wife is a British citizen but the place she is staying in is under receivership and she has been given a 2-month ...
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UK Tier 5 visa - does AIESEC-UK contribute in the salary of the person sponsored?

I've learned recently that the UK government offers Tier 5 visas for students wishing to stay in the UK for a period of 12 months, to do internships or to work for a short period of time. These Tier 5 ...
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Tier 2 dependent children born in the UK

I am on a Tier 2 visa and going to apply for ILR in July. My wife was on a student visa and my son, born in tje UK (he is 5 years old now) was her dependent. I changed both my wife's and son's status ...
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How many months can I drive in the US with a UK driving licence?

How many months can I drive in the US with a UK driving licence? I'm interested in particular in the states of Florida and New York. I know that with an Italian driving licence it's 1 month for ...
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Schengen visa for Filipino same-sex fiance of a UK citizen living in Italy

I am a UK citizen. I wish to live in Italy, France or Spain and wish to enter into a same-sex civil union with my Filipino boyfriend, who is in the Philippines and has an aunt living legally in France....
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Can we marry on the marriage visa if I'm claiming government funding?

My boyfriend (he is Turkish) and I met 15 months ago in Costa Rica while travelling in Central America. We travelled all the way up to Mexico enjoying the most amazing time together and realising how ...
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I have a UK tourist visa. Can I apply for a NiN as an EEA family member?

I'm married to a Spanish national in Ireland, where I have the Treaty Rights card. I've recently got a UK tourist visa, which is still valid for 4 months. Since we are planning to move to the UK next ...
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Tier-4 extension in the UK - Can I apply for premium service without passport?

I had applied for extending my tier 4 visa but failed to submit my bank statements. I do have the required funds for the required period, but my mistake was in not submitting the documents the first ...
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EU vehicle (used) - Registration Certificate - registering in the UK

I understand that the owner of a used vehicle, which is brought in the UK from the EU, needs to submit (inter alia) the vehicle's original Registration Certificate from their country of origin, in ...
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EU-issued driver's license - driving while waiting for it to be exchanged for a UK one

I understand one can drive a vehicle in the UK without their GB driver's license, while they are waiting for their new license, after sending it to DVLA to update their address https://www.gov.uk/...
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Standard visit visa for training purpose for the UK

I am preparing to travel to the UK and get training for a startup, learning about programming and project management. My training is 7 months long and is sponsored by the company. As I need a visa ...
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UK Landing Card

I will be arriving in the UK next week on a one year graduate program. I will be staying at a hotel the first couple of days then move into my student accommodation. With regards to the UK landing ...
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Requirements for B1 and L1b visa

I am an employee of a British company, an IT consultancy that trains and hires software developers to employ them as contractors for their clients. I am resident in the UK but I have an Italian ...
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Paying UK tax on income earned abroad

I have lived in a non-EU country for some time and earned a large amount of money, which I kept as savings. I earned this legally and paid tax on it in that country. Suppose I move to the UK as an EU ...
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U.K. Student visa application declaration

I went for my visa appointment today and the office did not ask me to sign any paper. In my printed visa application, I forgot to sign the declaration on page 2 and 10. But when I remembered after 1-2 ...
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Multiple visas, want to switch jobs and countries

I have two visa right now one is Tier 2 from UK and other is blue card from Germany, I haven't been to Germany yet. The problem is after joining in UK I am thinking that the job is not good fit for ...
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Job possibilities for dependent exempt visa

I got a job offer from UK who is sponsoring me exempt visa to me and my wife. Since its an exempt visa I need to know the possibility of my wife working there and if she be also relieved from tax like ...
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Can a Non EU that obtained the UK residence card for marriage remain in UK working in the case his EU wife return to EU?

I want to ask if it is possible for a non EU with an EEA residence card to remain in UK working after that the EU partner returns to her country (EU country different from UK). I wonder if the Non EU ...
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Would a US student visa refusal affect my UK Tier 4 visa application?

I have a fully funded phd position in UK and I want to apply for UK Tier 4 visa.However I have been rejected for US student visa 5 years ago and after that I continued my studies in Europe. I wonder ...
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UK resident driving foreign-registered car

Following information found here: How long can I drive a EU-registered car in the UK? I have a question on this bit: lease an EU-registered car and use this temporarily in the UK What does it ...
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How it's possible to obtain a bank account and NINO without Passport in order to get a job?

I have applied 1 month ago to a residence card, and now i got this letter with information that i'm able to work until they will make a decision on my application. Is it possible to open an bank ...
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Submitting additional documents UK Spouse Visa

Due to time constraints, my wife and I have submitted everything for her UK Spouse visa using the priority service. In our documentation, we provided copies of my mothers accommodation evidence as ...
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Applying for a UK Spousal Visa from Moscow

A spouse application has three parts: the passport, the form, and the supporting documents. The procedure is that the applicant makes an appointment and reports to their cognisant application ...
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Working with an EEA family permit in UK

I’m not sure about what I have to do in order to work in UK with an EEA family permit in UK. Can a non European work in UK with an EEA family permit? Can I work immediately? What is required in order ...
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US to UK spouse visa financial requirement

Since April 2016, I have had an FTC contract that is good until November 2016, earning 17880 per annum. I also have a permanent, part time role which pays me a 100 a month; this also started in April....
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I live in the UK but my nationality is Nigerian and I have married an Irish citizen

I married an Irish citizen who works and lives in UK. The marriage had to be approved by the Home Office because I am subject to immigration control due to overstaying a visitor's visa by two years. ...
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Would staying as a guest at a friend's affect my visa?

I had a one-year student visa to study at a university in Scotland. I lived there first in a rented accomodation for 5 months and then as a guest at my friend's for five as she was going through an ...
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UK spouse visa application

I would like to apply for a spouse visa for myself and my daughter after my fiancé and I get married in August this year. We have been dating for 2 years now and have been visiting each other back ...
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Can I study at two universities using a single Short-Term Study visa?

I applied for a Short-Term Study visa recently to study a short course in the UK. I haven't received a decision on my visa application yet but usually the visa is valid for 6 months. Can I stay on in ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - NARIC

do we get an email of the NARIC letter form NARIC UK which can be uploaded for Visa documents or do we have to wait for the letter to arrive on mail? Thank you
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How can I switch from a Tier 4 Visa to EU Pre-Settled Status in the UK?

I am currently resident in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa in a non-EU passport. I was recently granted simplified naturalisation in an EU country on the basis of my ancestry. Thus, I now hold dual ...
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The necessary English skills to get a work-permit UK visa, for a postdoc position

I am a quality-oriented recent graduate PhD in Chemical Engineering at from University of Tehran, Iran. During my PhD I passed two sabbatical periods at University of Waterloo in Canada for 8 months ...
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Medicare Plan B penalty for late enrolment

I have dual citizenship for the UK and US and have full insurance coverage with the NHS in the UK and also have Medicare plan A. I have pensions in both countries. I will be moving back to the US ...
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Incorrect IELTS exam certificate

I have received this following e-mail. "We are in receipt of a Visa Application for the above named person. We have noted that you have not submitted the correct English Language certificate . ...
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Temporary Teleworking (1 month) Abroad While Employed by US employer

I'm trying to get a handle on what the situation is on remote teleworking for short periods of time (one month or less). I am an American citizen employed by a U.S. employer but work fully remotely. I ...
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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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I'm in USA with a F1 visa. Can I drive in the UK with my MA Driver's License?

I am in the USA on a F1 visa. I also have a MA Driver's License slash Real ID. I am visiting the UK later this month to attend a conference. A friend (in UK) advised I should get some additional ...
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On a UK Tier 2 Visa, can I have a 2nd job outside the country?

Hi all & thanks in advance for reading. My question is basically summed up in the title, I have read the gov.uk information regarding holding a 2nd job and understand that I could work in the ...
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Inter-Country Civil Partnership Recognized?

As a follow-up to my question a couple of days ago on which visa I needed to move to Scotland, I've completed my visa application providing for a civil union within 3 months of my arrival. However, ...
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UK Spouse Visa(extension) - other incomes

We'll soon be applying for an extension to my partners spouse visa. I recently started an online business (April this year) and it has started to generate money, only in the £100s. I remember I had ...
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Removed from UK in 2014

I am a Nigerian and I went to the UK on a Tier 4 student visa in 2010. I got married to an EU citizen before the expiration of my visa in 2013 but the UKBA established that it was a sham marriage and ...
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Travel Visa best options

Does anyone out there have any information on me trying to apply for a British/UK visa to come and live and retire in the U.K.? I have been married to my British wife for 28 years and have been ...
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Mistake on application regarding length of stay

I recently submitted a tier 2/work shortage application. On the application, I put I would be in the U.K. for seven years, because that is my hope. Unfortunately, my COS is for three with the ability ...